Astronomy is this year’s science subject. We jumped in soon after the new year and I’ve been on the lookout for resources to enhance our studies. What an emense blessing it is to have discovered Visual Learning Systems Digital Science Online! Visual Learning Systems Review
The timing for this review is absolutely provincial. Through the TOS Review Crew, we have been graced with the opportunity to review Visual Learning Systems – (http://www.VisualLearningSys.com). We have been given a full year access to received Digital Science Online: Elementary Edition (Grades K-5) and the Secondary Edition (Grades 6-12). What a resource this has proven to be!
With art by Richard Scarry, you know this is going to be more than your average color concept book: it educates and entertains too! Bright and fun to look at, it offers plenty of amusement and action on every page. And as they’re enjoying the lively pictures, toddlers will learn some simple color basics in the most delightful way.
What’s the Fastest-Growing Form of Education in the U.S? Based on independent research conducted by organizations ranging from the National Home Education Research Institute (www.nheri.org), a nonprofit research and educational organization, to the federally funded National Center for Education Statistics (www.nces.ed.gov), it appears that in the U.S., homeschooling is the fastest-growing form of education. Let’s take a look at some of the evidence: “Homeschooling grew from 1.7% of the school age population in 1999 to 2.9% in 2007, a 74% relative increase over 8 years,”1 states Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). A 2008 study found that “an estimated 2.0 to 2.5 million K-12 children were home educated in the U.S. during mid-2008,”2 statistics that were also confirmed by the National Center for Education’s researcher, Stacy Bielick.3 This week, in their local news coverage, Chattanooga’s News Channel 9 reported: “In the last decade, the. . .